First People, First Voices
Published: December 1984© 1984
221 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.50 in
An anthology of writings from the seventeenth century to the present designed to show the beginnings and development in Canada of an Indian literary tradition in English.
'The reader will be exposed to some of the finest in the rich oral tradition of Indians, but in the reading will develop a better understanding of Indian history and the emotions felt by them at the various stages of their interactions with Euro-Canadians.'D. Bruce Sealy, The History and Social Science Teacher
'There are things in this book so poignant they take your breath away...a vision of life that is transcendant...an extraordinary book, full of bravery and wonder.'M.T. Kelly, Globe and Mail
'This collection of speeches, letters, poems, diaries, journals, prayers, petitions, songs and drama vividly reflects the humanity, vision, and eloquence of the Canadian Indian.'Anita Simand, Ottawa Citizen